Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Wednesday Word of the Day—Sadness


It was with a heavy heart and leaky eyes that I read the following post from a dear, dear furrend of mine. Someone I've known since I first joined the Twitter anipal community in 2009—in fact the little dog who coined the word anipal—has left his Earthly body. He was over 17 years old and in failing health.


Frugal Dougal meant so much to all of us. In 2009, he let a little ghetto kitteh spin some tunes at his monthly Pawpawties although she was new to the community and had never DJed before. Through his monthly Pawpawties, he helped raise tens of thousands of dollars for animal charity worldwide. I learned about the plight of Lennox from Dougal as he led the fight to get her freed and returned to her owners.

Words escape me and I'm sure others can provide a more eloquent eulogy. I only want to say how much I love him. He taught us to be more compassionate and he taught me I could be furrends with a little dog from across the pond.


Twitter is a much sadder, lonelier place today. The world is a much sadder, lonelier place today. Purrayers and many hugs to his Mum Lynn. Godspeed. Frugal Dougal has left the building. So long, mai pal, until we meet again. If you throw any Pawpawties OTRB, save the last dance for me.

36 comments:

Molly The Wally said...

Sorry Keisha to hear about your friend Frugal Dougal. We wish him a speedy journey to the rainbow bridge where he can run free. Take care.
Best wishes Molly

Nerissa said...

How sad. How terribly, TERRIBLY sad. I'm sending extra-strength healing purrs to all those left behind. purrs

Brian said...

I too am sad beyond words. There are so many critters that are so better off because Dougal was a part of our world. My Dad got to spend a good bit of time with Mom Lynn a few years back and her love for Dougal and critters everywhere made a lasting impression. Run free mai pal, raun free.

Marilia said...

Oh My,... so sad... sorry!

GizmoGeodog said...

So many beautiful tributes being written today to a little terrier who surely deserved them all...Blogville & Twitterverse are mourning the loss of a great dog

Mariodacat said...

Beautiful CK. Just beautiful. It's a sad day for so many of us, but he left an ever lasting legacy. We were so honored to have known him and called him pal!

Anonymous said...

So sad, those are very kind words for your friend.

Marg said...

It is so sad about Dougal. We didn't know him at all but it sure sounds like he was such a great and special dog and did so much for other animals. Big hugs to the peoples.

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! So sad to hear about your friend. Very nice kinds words ... Lots of Golden Woofs,Sugar

Patty Woodland said...

I am sorry for your friend. I did not know Frugal Dugal but it sounds like he had a long and happy life. Goat hugs

Sparkle said...

I was so sad to hear this. :-(

Katie and Glogirly said...

Oh, Cathy Keisha....you are more eloquent than you know. What a beautiful tribute to a very special friend. We didn't know him, but our hearts go out to his family and furriends and our eyes are leaky from your beautiful words.
xo,
Katie & Glogirly

Kia said...

Aw, so sorry about your friend :(

Pasha said...

So sorry for the loss of your dear friend. He sure is one cute trooper!
It's always very sad and heart breaking when they cross the bridge :(

Prudence said...

Well written CK, it's a sad day fur us. Mom's eyes can't stop leaking as she reads the tributes to Frugal Dougal.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

cathy keisha; ewe honored dougal mor than ewe noe.... az ewe spoke frum yur heart...we R trooly sorree ta lurn about yur friend

XOXO

Kruse Kats said...

The simplicity of your comments shows the regard you have for Frugal. You are eloquent.

lOVE, mAGS

meowmeowmans said...

We are so sorry that your friend Frugal Dougal had to run off to the Bridge. Your tribute to him was wonderful and eloquent, and your care for him is so evident. Purrs and prayers of comfort to you, and his family.

Colehaus Cats said...

Sending hugs and gentle purrs...

Heartprints Pets said...

I'm so, so sorry for the loss of your sweet friend and that the anipals have lost such a great friend. Prayers for Frugal Dougal's family and friends.

Selina said...

Ok CK I'm so sorry for the loss of your furriend. Sounds like he did a lot of good in the world & left a legacy behind that will live forever.

I grieve with you my furriend *puts paws around CK's neck & hugs her*

Sad purrs,
Selina

Anonymous said...

I only knew Dugal through his tweets I would see when I was working for Lennox and sometimes when I was trying to pawty at nipclub. I know he was a huge part of Twitter anipals. I think your wrote such a powerful celebration for him CK, warm purrrs dear furriend, Savvy

Jackie Bouchard said...

Oh, I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. He sounds like a very special pup. Thanks for sharing his story. Sending condolences to all his anipals and his family.

The Island Cats said...

We don't tweet alot, but we do remember Dougal. We're sorry that he has left this world. We send comforting purrs to his family and everybuddy else who is missing him.

Boris Kitty said...

We will all miss Frugal Dougal so beary much. *HUGS*

MizzBassie said...

That was a wonderful tribute, CK. Thank you for saying it for all of us. Comforting purrrrrrrrrrrrrrs.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Aw, CK, I am sorry your woofie furiend had to go to the Bridge. It is so hard to say goodbye to our furiends, even when they has hadded long and wonderful lives with their People. I will drop over later for a little snuggle and stay with you for awhile if you are still feeling all leaky-eyed. XOXOXOXO

Jennifer said...

Please share your furry friend with us at Wordless Wednesday Bloggers - www.wordlesswednesdaybloggers.blogspot.com . See you there!

George The Duck and the HotMBC Kittehs said...

Sharing love is the best tribute you can give. *ducky hugs*

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

We grieve with Lynn and the entire anipal world - and we light a candle in his memory. We know he's now running free with Unca Ryker in the fields of the Rainbow Bridge....But we miss him...

Saima ashraf said...

Really sad to read about your friend. Yes, the associations really matter and we miss them when we are depived of them.

cats of wildcat woods said...

We saw this on FB and was very sad. He will be missed for all he did for other animals.

RumpyDog! said...

Rest in peace Frugal Dougal... xxx

Sherlock, Ash and Traveler said...

This is so sad :'(

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Hi sweet girl, I hope you are feeling a little better today after our snuggle.

So you thought our neighbors went a little over the top? Heh heh. You should see it at night when it's all garishly lit up! It's even GRANDER!

essentials enterprise said...

So very sorry to hear about your friend. :(

~Lyvonne